How an Item is Considered Popular
Every time the Item Main Page is visited, Item Quick View is visited, the item is added to the cart, or the item is ordered an entry is created in the K-Rise Item Usage Table ([EC_Item_Usage]) where the item number and Usage Type is stored. Usage Types are Defined in The K-Rise Item Usage Types Table ([EC_Item_Usage_Types]). Types are MainPage, QuickView, Cart, and Order. Each is assigned a weight.
There is a batch job called “ItemPopularity” (EASYProcess Process PRC-10000659) which can be run from the “Work with Batch Jobs” page under “Site Management” from the admin panel.
The process will get all the entries in the K-Rise [EC_Item_Usage] Table and get the weights for each Usage Type from the [EC_Item_Usage_Types] Table. For each item it counts how many entries there are for each type and multiplies that by the weight of the type. It then adds the results from each type and add that value to the K-Rise Item Branch Table ([EC_Item_Branch]) to the ItemPopularity column.
The process will clear the Item Usage Table as part of clean up.